Following the success of his original piece, Balloon Concerto, we decided to commission Picci to create a new second piece in what will become a series of three distinct original works depicting music.
Where the original ‘Balloon Concerto’ uses warm and gentle colours to depict a serene meditation on music, ‘Balloon Concerto – The Drums’ utilises a stark monochromatic palette instead. Soft pinks yield to polished metal, mild yellow sunlight streaming in through tall unobstructed windows is replaced with cooler, diffuse white light illuminating a room filled with highly reflective surfaces of black, white and chrome and all the shades in-between.
In this work, we can see the metallic orbs being created within the drum set, like tightly packed ball bearings, we can almost hear the sound of them, clanging against each other as they spiral up towards the ceiling or as they race along the tiled floor. Each sphere reflecting a different aspect of the room from its own unique positioning, like musical notes hanging in the air occupying their own unique moment in time.
Set in a room with classical detailing, the image echoes its Piano predecessor. Like its forerunner, a harmony is achieved in this composition, the elements in the room are balanced and deliberately placed to achieve this almost imperceptible order like the rhythmic pattern we instinctively hear in music.
Printed on Fine Art Rag paper – 100% cotton fibre based paper made to high quality archival standards
Acid and Lingin free
White frame with white border (frame is 6cm thick and 2.5cm at the front)